1. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Moving Forward: Diverse Community Perspectives and Strategies on Trauma, Healing, and Trust

    Trauma, trauma-informed care and the connection between traumatic exposure and mental health are hot topics. The growing discussions across the spectrum of research, clinical practice, community and service systems – mental health, education, criminal justice, child welfare, etc.—and increased awareness of the role trauma in peoples’ lives is creating a...
  2. Developing a Culturally Tailored Intervention for Diverse Populations

    Social workers strive to use interventions and treatments that are evidence-based (EB). However, many EB interventions are not validated with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic populations. Regarding autism intervention research, of 408 studies on 27 EB practices only about 18% of the studies reported race, ethnicity, or...
  3. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Workplace Environment Matters: Strategies to Support & Retain Behavioral Health Staff Providing Services to Diverse Ethnic and Racial Populations

    When behavioral health organizations create environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, staff are more likely to feel valued, experience a sense of belonging, and want to stay. Creating this kind of work environment often involves examining and breaking down structures, policies, and practices to address barriers and challenges that...
  4. Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack

    About half of U.S. children suffer abuse, poverty, parental incarceration and other traumas. These kids face deep physical and mental scars that impair development, learning, and health. The Salud America! “Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack” is a free guide with coaching to help school personnel talk to decision-makers, build a support team,...
  5. Strategies for Addressing Substance Abuse in Veteran Populations

    CADCA has launched an Online Toolkit for addressing substance use and misuse in veteran populations. CADCA selected five coalitions who graduated from the National Coalition Academy to implement substance use prevention projects focused on veterans in their communities. The online toolkit is based on the experiences and findings of the five...
  6. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Funding Your Behavioral Health Equity Work

    On August 28, 2018, the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) hosted a Virtual Roundtable to help NNED partners, especially smaller organizations, enhance their capacity to seek and secure funding. The virtual roundtable features panelists representing the funder perspective, as well as smaller and larger NNED partner organizations...
  7. The EveryOne Project: Advancing Health Equity in Every Community

    The vision of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is to transform health care to achieve optimal health for everyone. To achieve this, the AAFP is taking a leadership role in addressing diversity and the social determinants of health as they impact individuals, families and communities. To help realize...
  8. Engaging New Allies in the Health Equity Movement

    This report summarizes highlights and recommendations that emerged from Health Equity Initiative’s 2018 Summit Innovation Think Tanks. The Think Tanks format was instrumental to facilitate a consultative process and enabled summit participants to develop a shared vision on four important themes, which the Summit explored also via panel discussions: Strategies...
  9. Rural Opioid Educational Resources

    The number of Americans being impacted by the misuse and abuse of opioids has reached epidemic levels. As opioid overdoses become more common, a serious threat continues to be in rural communities that lack the capacity to deal with the issue on their own. The National Organization of State Offices of...
  10. De Madre a Madre: Empowering Hispanic Mothers-to-Be

    With support from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the De Madre a Madre team developed a series of culturally relevant stories to empower Hispanic mothers-to-be. Pregnancy and caring for newborns can be daunting times of life for new mothers, with unanticipated challenges and obstacles. For the...